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Neville Brody to Step Down as Dean of the School of Communication from September

The Royal College of Art announced today that Professor Neville Brody will step down as Dean of the School of Communication from 1 September after seven years in post. He will, however, continue his association with the RCA in a new role of Professor of Visual Communication.

Professor Brody has been Dean of the School of Communication since August 2011 and, in that time, has successfully remodelled and evolved all programmes within the School of Communication, as well as introducing new and innovative teaching methods. He has launched Information Experience Design (IED) and Digital Direction as two new additions to the College’s portfolio, and contributed vision and insight to the College’s strategic thinking and branding.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Naren Barfield, said: 'While the College is sorry to lose an outstanding Dean and valued colleague, I am delighted that Professor Brody has agreed to continue his association with the Royal College of Art in a new role of Professor of Visual Communication, thereby maintaining his strong link with the vision and work of the RCA and continuing to contribute to the College’s world-class research strengths and industry partnerships. The College is very grateful to him for the work he was done as Dean, and I am extremely pleased he will continue to be associated with the College in his new role.'

Professor Neville Brody said: 'I have had seven great years as Dean of the School of Communication, and I feel that this is the right moment for me to step aside, to allow a new person to take the School into the future. I am delighted that I can continue my association with the College in my new capacity as Professor of Visual Communication. I want to express a huge thank you to all my colleagues in the School, staff and students for their enormous contributions to the ongoing success of the School.'

An international search for a new Dean will commence immediately.